Tagged ‘hate crimes’

Columbia Chronicle: Senate hearing looks to expose domestic extremism

Members of the Council on American-Islamic Relations arranged a viewing of the Senate’s hearing on hate crimes and domestic extremism at their headquarters. The hearing focused on exposing hate crimes and preventing domestic extremism in America.

Packed room at public viewing of Senate hate crimes hearing

CAIR-Chicago hosted a public viewing today of a Senate hearing entitled “Hate Crimes and the Threat of Domestic Extremism”, which was chaired by Illinois Senator Dick Durbin.

PRESS RELEASE: CAIR-Chicago hosts public viewing of Senate hate crimes hearing

CAIR-Chicago is hosting a public viewing of a Senate hate crimes hearing chaired by Senator Dick Durbin on Wednesday, September 19th at 1pm at the CAIR-Chicago offices.

Solidarity and support for Shaima Alawadi

As the investigation continues into the brutal killing of American-Muslim Shaima Alawadi, Americans from all backgrounds stand in solidarity with the victims of crimes fueled by hate.

Vocalo, Chicago Public Media: Amina Sharif Talks Live In Studio About 9/11 and Islamophobia

In the wake of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the Vocalo Overdrive team, Luis Perez and Shantell Jamison, asked Amina Sharif of the Council on American-Islamic Relations about the perception of Muslims in America. Check out what she had to say.

Sun-Times: Muslim convention to shine a light on hate: Survey of 3,000 to track effects of Islamophobia

“The survey will be asking about 3,000 respondents how Islamophobia has affected them and to identify where they see the most examples of it,” Amina Sharif, Chicago spokeswoman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said Thursday.

“Chicago is a diverse metropolis, but that doesn’t mean we’re exempt from racial and ethic tensions.”

Jewish-Muslim groups host one-woman theatrical performance “Unveiled” – March 7th

Join Jewish and Muslims groups for the critically acclaimed play “Unveiled” on Sunday, March 7 at the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation in Evanston. This compelling one-woman show about Muslim women in a post-9/11 world beautifully interweaves the topics of racism, hate crimes, love, Islam, tea, culture, language, life, and hope. Facilitated discussions will take place afterward.

A Racist War Comes Home

A TERRIBLE hate crime against an Iranian American woman on New York’s Long Island has thrown a spotlight on the tide of racism toward Arabs and Muslims that has accompanied the U.S. government’s wars overseas.

Press Statement: CAIR Condemns Vandalism of Chicago Synagogue

The Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) today condemned vandalism of a Chicago synagogue as “reprehensible.”

Alternative Reality Reporting – A New Trend in Journalism?

In a recent column, “Leaning over Backwards Indicates Head Not Screwed on Straight,” Mona Charen commits the ultimate journalistic sin: rushing to issue passionate verdicts on a subject matter she fails to afford due research.